Your heart is still pounding uncontrollably as the overdose of adrenaline rushes through your veins. Only seconds have passed since you squeezed the trigger on the biggest buck youve ever seen. Everything happened so fast that it almost seemed like a dream.
Not many of us think of hunting small game, especially doves, during the dead of winter. It is true that while dove hunters come out en masse on Labor Day and a few weekends afterwards in September, only a few “professional” dove hunters take to the fields during the second and third seasons in the Magnolia State.
Quite often tactics used for deer hunting come around full circle over time. Just a mere 30 years ago, virtually no deer hunter had ever heard of a factory-manufactured lock-on tree stand, ladder stand or climber, much less seen or used one. A few hunters built elevated tree houses to hunt out of, some fabricated pallet platforms up in a tree, or others more likely just wedged a 2x6 board into the Y-juncture of two tree-trunk limbs.
"This is as good as it gets, Neal Brown said as he stoked a Tennessee-style flintlock in .32 caliber. Ive done a lot of hunting, but squirrel hunting with a dog and the flintlock is my favorite. Lets see what Barlow puts up down here in the swamp.
Casey Edwards overcame some tough odds to arrow this monster buck in Lincoln County.